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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in Manche Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Les Braves - To Those Brave Men

Omaha Beach

 

—Normandy D-Day June 6, 1944 —

 
Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
1. Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker
Inscription. I created this sculpture to honour the courage of these men: sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the french people.

“Les Braves” consists of three elements:
The Wings of Hope - So that the spirit which carried these men on June 6, 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to change the future.
Rise Freedom! - So that the example of those who rose against barbarity, helps us remain standing strong against all forms of inhumanity.
Wings of Fraternity - So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves. On June 6th , 1944 these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.

Sculpteur: Anilore Banon
 
Location. 49° 22.256′ N, 0° 52.773′ W. Marker is in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, in Manche Département. Marker is on Avenue de la Liberation (D517) just from Rue Bernard Anquetil. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie 14710, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Remember Omaha (here, next to this marker); Omaha Beach (within shouting distance
Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
2. Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker
of this marker); Omaha Beach, haut lieu du Débarquement du 6 juin 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Aquatint (within shouting distance of this marker); Omaha la Sanglante - Bloody Omaha (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); National Guard of the United States Memorial (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Omaha Beach-so calm now image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
3. Omaha Beach-so calm now
Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
4. Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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